Whatsapp is working on a new feature “search Message Feature” which will allow the users to verify forwarded messages on the web. Now, Whatsapp has rolled out the search message feature for few Android and iOS users.
WhatsApp’s ‘Search Messages’ feature is Out For Some Users
This new “search Message” feature can be used on the latest version of Whatsapp Web/ Desktop. The website also said that the feature is out on the latest Whatsapp for Android and iOS updates.
However, all the forwarded messages cannot be verified on the app; only the frequently forwarded messaged will be tested on this feature.
According to WABetainfo, the “Search Message” on the web is used on the latest versions of Whatsapp Web. The feature is available on the latest Whatsapp updates for iOS and Android.
WABetainfo shared a post on Twitter; it is a screenshot of a chat where the search icon is seen next to the messages which are marked forwarded. Many Twitter users confirmed about spotting the search icon next to forwarded messages. However, many users couldn’t see this icon. To these users, WABetainfo said, that this feature will only work for the messages which are forwarded frequently.
It's now possible to use the "search message on the web" feature on the latest versions of WhatsApp Web/Desktop.
Note that the feature is already enabled on the latest WhatsApp for Android and iOS updates. https://t.co/Z2TrgsDWwp pic.twitter.com/rCm6cd35pg
— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) April 4, 2020
However, there is no confirmation about the feature when it will be rolled out officially for all the users.
How Does Search Message feature work?
Once the feature is out for all the users, then the user can verify the forwarded messages. There will be a search icon beside the message.
If you want to search for the message, click on the search bar it will ask you want to search your message on Google or not. If you want to search message, then click on yes and it will take it to a page on the search engine which will confirm the message is true or not.
This feature is delayed as the messaging app is used to spread the fake news.
Earlier, Whatsapp told, it has promised $1million to fight fake news regarding coronavirus. This amount will go to the Poynter Institute’s International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN).